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LWV-Hawaii Legislative Testimony

HB 402

Relating to
Public Housing

House Committee on Housing (HSG) - chair: Rida T.R. Cabanilla, vice chair: Justin H. Woodson

Monday, January 28, 2013, 8:45 A..M.. Conference Room 329

Testifier: Shelly Tamang, LWV Legislative Committee Member

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Chair Representative Cabanilla, Vice-Chair Woodson, and Committee Members:

The League of Women Voters of Hawaii supports House Bill 402 which authorizes the installation and use of clotheslines at low-income and public housing projects.

Drying green is sensible and practical and satisfies every family’s need for order in the home, regardless of ethnic background or income level. Air drying laundry reduces the noise pollution of dryers, avoids the potential of air pollution through airborne lint, and reduces greenhouse emissions. Moreover this frugal method of tending to households’ domestic necessity accomplishes savings in the cost of electricity, and the added expense of buying a dryer. Hawaii has year round weather that supports the method of using a clothesline, and, furthermore low-income populations are the segment of the population that most needs fair representation when simple matters of daily existence call for simple House Bills to rectify simple matters of common sense.

We urge you to pass this bill. Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony


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